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Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse looks for national designation

You could soon visit three sites in the City of Kewaunee that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wisconsin Historical Society will consider the application for the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse to be placed on the register, which also includes the city’s post office and the Tug Ludington. The city acquired the lighthouse from the National Park Service in 2011 after it closed in 1959. After receiving some much-needed attention in recent years, the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse became a stop on the Door County Lighthouse Festival organized by the Door County Maritime Museum.  After being considered for the designation twice before, Kewaunee Lighthouse Committee member Robin Nelson hopes the third time is the charm.

The case for the lighthouse’s inclusion will be presented at the state's historic preservation review board's meeting on February 18th at noon. You will be able to tune in with others at Kewaunee City Hall. 


Photo courtesy of the City of Kewaunee

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